Sunday, April 19, 2009

What would you do if you didn't need to work?

I find myself wondering this more and more lately. I don't like to talk specifically about my work on here, but I will say that it definitely isn't the work environment that I used to think I loved. In addition, I always thought that this particular career path would help increase my ability to think on my feet, work on my social skills, and basically battle against my hard-wired personality. Lately, I've been thinking "what is so wrong with me, anyway? Why do I need to change to fit a job description? I'm perfectly happy just being me." Plus, I work really hard for long hours and it is my mistakes that are pointed out and never my hard work, never my triumphs. 

So my question is, what would you do if you didn't need the money? Or if you were starting over right now, what job would you want? To tell you the truth, I'm not sure I know the answer myself. 


  1. It's really obnoxious that so many hours of so many days have to be eaten up by work. Is it too early to retire?

    I would absolutely spend my days writing. Or drawing, depending on my mood. And playing WoW, but hardly anyone gets paid for that.

  2. When you first asked this question, I didn't have an answer. Well, except for "travel show host," but that option has always seemed a bit unlikely....

    Then I totally realized what I would do if I were starting from college Square One: Behavioral Economics. I majored in Psychology because I wanted to know why people choose what they choose and act the way they act, but Psych never really answered those questions in a way that interested me. Then all those Behavioral Economics books came out in the past few years (Freakonomics, Predictably Irrational, etc.) and the light totally went on. Unfortunately, as a research field, it's not something I can just pick up in my late 30s. But still ... nice to figure things out belatedly!


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